Tagged: memory

Daily Carnosine and Anserine Supplementation Alters Verbal Episodic Memory and Resting State Network Connectivity in Healthy Elderly Adults

Carnosine/anserine supplementation in healthy older adults led to improved performance on a verbal episodic memory task and decreased functional connectivity in PCC and RFPN networks.

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Fix diseases and improve yourself through gene therapy

Advances in genetics now permit to edit one’s genome relatively easily. Gene therapy is now used exclusively to fix diseases, but could soon be used by transhumanists for genetic enhancement, such as augmenting one’s mental faculties or improving one’s physical appearance. What exactly can we modify and what are the risks involved ?

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Transhumanism and Superheroes

When I tell people I study transhumanism I get three responses: “What?” “Wow!” and “Is that like posthumanism?”

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EPOC Neuroheadset

The EPOC neuroheadset uses EEG technology to read electrical patterns in the brain and then sends this information through wireless signals to a computer.

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Humanity Plus: The New Synthesis

Lately, I love it when people out there in the general population ask me what I do. I tell them that I’m working on a transhumanist webzine and then pause — offering no further explanation — as if a transhumanist magazine were as comprehensible as a magazine about real estate or pet monkeys.

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The Artificial Hippocampus

PESCOVITZ: Biomedical engineer Theodore Berger at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles has developed an artificial hippocampus: a silicon substitute for the part of the brain that scientists believe encodes experiences as long-term memories.

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Spring 2009

Spring 2009 Issue: featuring Vinge: Singularity 101, Is the Future Cancelled?, Howard Bloom on Solar Space, Don’t Tase Me RoBro, Hacking the Economy, and more.

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